I'm interested in using MSD's Last.fm database, but I'm unsure what, exactly, is represented by the tag counts associated with each track.

I know that each track-tag pair corresponds to a number between 1 and 100, but how is this number derived? I need to know if it would be redundant to calculate a measure of association for the tracks and tags.


Link to the Last.fm Dataset.

Link to the track.getTopTags method in Last.fm's API.

  • can you provide a link to this db? what do the docs say?
    – albert
    Jul 4 '17 at 0:41
  • Yeah, sorry, here's the link. I'm having trouble finding any explanation of the 1 to 100 score in any of the docs, or in the Last.fm API.
    – Justin
    Jul 4 '17 at 5:22
  • why do you think they are between 1-100? offhand, just looks like the number of tags that have been applied to that particular instance. joining the api group throws 500 internal server error. yay!
    – albert
    Jul 4 '17 at 17:57

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